Materials List: The Optimization of Slime

Photo shows a box labeled "20 Mule Team Borax, natural laundry booster."
Borax is available in laundry detergent aisles of grocery stores.
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Each group needs:

To share with the entire class:

  • access to the Internet to view or print the four-page article, "The Science of Slime"
  • balances, for weighing ingredients
  • scoopula or spoons, for measuring borax and glue
  • (optional) food coloring, to create colorful slime! (may want gloves if use food coloring)
  • (optional) white lab coat and nametag, for teacher use